2017 Stan Fox Stakes Field, Barriers & Odds


Held on one of the last race days of the exciting Sydney Spring Racing Carnival in late September, the Stan Fox Stakes is a premier Group 2 race for three-year-olds at set weights.

The 2017 Stan Fox Stakes will be held on Saturday, September 9.Stan Fox Stakes

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The Stan Fox Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens Racecourse in September is one of the most anticipated and highly bet on meetings in the annual Sydney Spring Carnival. On the day bettors and spectators are entertained by an impressive line-up of group and listed races including the Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes and Group 3 Golden Pendant.

Conducted by the Australian Turf Club, the $200,000 Stan Fox Stakes is run over a distance of 1500m and is known by racing enthusiasts to expose some of the best emerging turf talent that will go on to dominate the major Sydney and Melbourne Spring races. This is why so many punters are attracted to the Stan Fox Stakes and what makes betting on the race so exciting.

Notable winners who later proved to be impressive runners include Lonhro (2001), Kenwood Melody (1998) and Octagonal (1995).

Stan Fox Race Day

Stan Fox Day is a great day for punters, with most races offering up relatively secure options within their fields. There are a number of black-type races on Stan Fox Stakes Day, including:

Stan Fox Stakes Betting Guide

There is a huge variety of key lead-up races held earlier in the carnival that are a good guide to the Stan Fox including the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes (1000m) in early August, the Group 1 Golden Rose Stakes (1400m) for the higher rated runners, or the Group 2 Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) the week before.

The best three-year-olds from the carnival who have also competed in some of the more lucrative and prestigious events including the Group 1 $1 million Golden Rose will often be found on the field for the Stan Fox, continuing their campaign and hoping to secure a few more wins before the coveted Caulfield Guineas in Victoria.

Many trainers prepare their hopefuls for the Caulfield Guineas with a run in the Stan Fox, and their performance there can go a long way in determining their odds for the Guineas. So if you are planning to place a wager on the Caulfield Guineas later in the season, this is the race to watch. And you could clean up in both events if you study the form and career history of the runners carefully!

Stan Fox Stakes History

The first running of the Stan Fox Stakes was in 1975 when Hydahban won. Back then it was a principal race run over 1200m. It became a listed race in 1985 when the distance increased to 1400m. A few years later in 1989 the race attained Group 3 status, before becoming a Group 2 event in 1996. As the race has increased in status so too has the quality of the contending horses, each year the field is more impressive and the race more sensational!

All major Australian bookmakers including Ladbrokes.com.au open betting markets on the Stan Fox Stakes and placing a wager on these up-and-coming three-year-olds is a great way to get in on the action of the Sydney Spring Carnival.

Stan Fox Stakes – Details

Where: Rosehill Gardens, Sydney

When: September

Track Distance: 1500m

Status: Group 2

Race Conditions: 3YO Set Weights

Weights: Colts & Geldings 56.5kg / Fillies 54.5kg

Prizemoney: $200 000

Inaugurated: 1975

Stan Fox Stakes News

Six runners have been confirmed in the field for Saturday‚Äôs 2016 Group 2 Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill Gardens; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager. The Team Hawkes-trained Divine Prophet remains an outright $2.30 favourite in 2016 Stan…